TORONTO, July 25, 2012 /CNW/ - Mirae Asset Global Investments ("MAGI") has appointed Howard J. Atkinson as the Global Head of ETF Sales and
Marketing for MAGI's rapidly growing international ETF business.
Mr. Atkinson is currently the President of Horizons ETFs Management
(Canada) Inc. ("Horizons Canada"), which is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and is a subsidiary of
MAGI. Mr. Atkinson will remain President of Horizons Canada, but in
addition to that role, he will formally oversee the sales and marketing
initiatives of MAGI's global ETF business, which operates from offices
in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong , Korea and most recently, the United
States, where regulatory filings have been made with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission to launch ETFs. Mr. Atkinson will be
responsible for overseeing global marketing projects and rebranding
efforts across all ETF product suites.
Mr. Atkinson has 25 years of investment management industry experience
and is a globally recognized ETF expert and educator. He joined
Horizons Canada as Executive Vice-President in October 2006 and has led
that firm's significant growth in assets from $100 million to
approximately $3.4 billion as of June 30, 2012. Mr. Atkinson sits on
the board of directors of BetaShares Capital, which is based in
Australia and is a subsidiary of Horizons Canada. Prior to joining
Horizons Canada, Howard was responsible for the exchange traded
products business at Barclays Global Investors Canada Limited (iShares
Canada). Mr. Atkinson is a regular media presence in Canada and is the
current Chair of the Canadian ETF Association.
Mr. Atkinson is the author of four books including The New Investment
Frontier III: A Guide to Exchange Traded Funds for Canadians,
(Insomniac Press, 2005) and "Les Fonds Négociés en Bourse: Un outil de
placement novateur pour l'investisseur avisé" (Transcontinental, 2003).
"Howard's wealth of experience will be essential as we strive to achieve
our vision to create the largest independent exchange traded fund
manager globally by delivering passive and active mandates in multiple
asset classes across international markets - offering choice and
flexibility to every investor," said Taeyong Lee, President of MAGI's Global Business Unit and ETF
About Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. (www.horizonsetfs.com)
Horizons Canada is an innovative financial services company offering the
Horizons ETFs family of ETFs. The Horizons ETFs family includes a
broadly diversified range of investment tools with solutions for
investors of all experience levels to meet their investment objectives
in a variety of market conditions. With more than $3.4 billion in
assets under management and 81 ETFs listed on the Toronto Stock
Exchange as of June 30, 2012, the Horizons ETFs family makes up one of
the largest families of ETFs in Canada. Horizons Canada is a member of
the Mirae Asset Global Investments Group.
About BetaShares ETFs (www.betashares.com.au)
BetaShares ETFs are Australian domiciled exchange traded funds which
trade on the Australian Securities Exchange, and are bought and sold by
investors like shares. The BetaShares ETFs allow investors to track the
performance of a range of market indices and asset classes. Based in
Australia, BetaShares Capital is a majority owned subsidiary of
Horizons Canada and a member of the Mirae Asset Global Investments
About Mirae Asset Global Investments (www.miraeasset.com)
Mirae Asset Global Investments provides active and passive investment
management solutions to clients around the world. Known as one of the
world's largest investment managers in emerging market equities
(source: Investments & Pensions Europe, January 2012), Mirae Asset also
invests client assets in a broad range of asset classes, through a
comprehensive set of investment products. With over 650 employees,
including more than 135 dedicated investment professionals, Mirae Asset
has offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India,
Korea, Taiwan, the U.K., the United States and Vietnam. Headquartered
in Seoul, the firm manages over $52 billion in assets globally, of
which more than $19 billion is invested in emerging market equities (as
of March 31, 2012). Mirae Asset Global Investments (USA) LLC is a
registered investment adviser focused on providing equity and fixed
income investment advisory services to mutual funds, exchange traded
funds, foreign investment trusts and institutions.
SOURCE: Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.
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